This position is responsible performing routine and repetitive physical work. The position is responsible for performing work involving using heavy manual labor, and the operation of equipment when collecting recycling and refuse materials. Work involves periodically operating a collection vehicle and equipment. An employee of this class works under close supervision of a Sanitation Operator, but may be occasionally assigned to supervise the crew.
Essential Job Functions
Lifts and wheels recycling and refuse carts and materials set out by resident customers; Dumps recycling and refuse carts and other materials in collection vehicles and places the carts back in the position they were prior to collection.
Assembles, cleans and distributes carts to resident customers.
Washes and cleans collection vehicles and other equipment.
Keeps the loading area in the street clean and free of litter and spilled liquids.
Polices the immediate area of recycling and refuse containers located on private property.
Operates the vehicle as needed.
Acts as a ground guide if the collection vehicle requires backing in reverse gear.
Transports collected materials to designated drop off locations and obtains documentation of the weight of the disposed material.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
High school degree; or any equivalent combination of education or experience.
Must have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or CDL learner's permit and be able to obtain CDL license within 30 days of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary to properly execute recycling and refuse collection.
Knowledge of recycling and refuse collection equipment and practices.
Ability to operate a collection vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public in the course of the work.
Ability to learn new tasks quickly and to work with a minimum of supervision.
Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform sustained and heavy manual labor for long periods of time under varying weather conditions.
City Of Rockville